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Windows 7: IE Hacker Problem

29 Apr 2014   #1

IE Hacker Problem

I copy/pasted the question below from Microsoft Community forum:

"What is everyone doing about the hacker problem with IE 6-11?
Would it be best to un-install IE completely OR disable all Adobe Flash functions until a patch is discovered?"

The reason I am posting it here is because that forum is very slow. (I guess 7 forum has spoiled me a bit)

Right now I have just switched to FF although I'd really rather use IE-11. And I am heavily dependent on Flash Player.

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29 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7/64 HPremium.

FF is less affected by malware and it runs Flash player fine, just download it in the browser. May be a plugin, can't remember, but FF will tell you if one is needed.
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29 Apr 2014   #3


I've not noticed any FP malfunction with either IE or FF. I am just concerned about this recent IE red alert from Homeland Security.
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29 Apr 2014   #4

Windows Vista Business 32bit

Even chrome has a built in flash player. A red alert? I would strongly suggest you using FF or Chrome just to protect you from a attack.
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29 Apr 2014   #5


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29 Apr 2014   #6
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

That alert has nothing to do with Flash, it is a problem with IE. There was a different problem with Flash and it was fixed with the update to Flash version MS is still working on the fix for IE.

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29 Apr 2014   #7


Apparently hackers used FP to attack IE.

And yes, the most recent announcement from Adobe is that FP hole(which has been fixed) is very similar to that of IE (which is still un-fixed) and the two holes are entirely unrelated.
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29 Apr 2014   #8

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I believe your referring to this ?
Microsoft releases Security Advisory 2963983

Watch out it's a hyperlink,

Microsoft did release this today,
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29 Apr 2014   #9


Hi JBMorris...I noticed you are using XP? I hope you are not using IE 6 with it.
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29 Apr 2014   #10

Windows Vista Business 32bit

nope. IE 8. But i don't really use it. Because the application is exploited. I use FF(FireFox) or chrome.
Thanks for checking. I may upgrade soon.
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